Angels vs. A's - 4/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (8-8) at Los Angeles Angels (6-9)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
J Chavez (0-0) (0.00) vs. C.J. Wilson (1-2) (3.54)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -134 / Oakland Athletics +124 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland A’s face off on Thursday for game four of their MLB Series of AL West teams.
The Los Angles Angels are off to a tough start to the season and they lost for the second time in three games falling to the A’s on Thursday. David Freese had two hits and Albert Pujols and Johnny Giavotella each had hits as the Angels scored four hits and two runs. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver allowed eight hits and a run while striking out three over 6.0 innings to not get a decision as Fernando Salas took the loss to fall to 0-1 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Angels start Nicholas Tropeano who last season allowed 19 hits and 11 runs while striking out 13 over 21.2 innings for a 1-3 record and a 4.57 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s beat the Angels on Wednesday to move within a half of a game of the Astros and first place in the AL West. Billy Butler had two hits including a home run and Ike Davis and Josh Reddick each had three hits as the A’s scored nine runs on 18 hits. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray allowed two hits and run while striking out seven over 7.0 innings to get the win and go to 2-0 for the season. For Thursday’s game the A’s start Jesse Chavez who has allowed five hits and no runs while striking out nine over 6.2 innings for a 0.00 ERA.
Los Angeles is 21-7 in Thursday games, 4-9 following a loss, and 0-6 at home against a right-handed starter. Oakland is 5-2 against a right-handed starter, 6-21 as an underdog, and 1-4 in Chavez’s last five road starts. Oakland is 3-8 in their last 11 games in Los Angeles.
My free pick here is going to be on the total and I see it coming in under 8 so the under is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.